Location

Upper Penedès, Sant Sadurní d´Anoia

 

The Penedès region is located between the Catalan Serralada Prelitoral mountain range and the plains of the Mediterranean coast. A privileged location, covered in subtlety and moderation which make this place a fertile land with an unshakable winemaking tradition.

It is these places that provide Montesquius with the best fruits for the production of its cavas and wines. Earth and effort protected by the Cava and Penedès Catalunya designations of origin.

Climate

Inland Contrasts and the Caresses of the Sun

The diversity of microclimates in the Penedès region undoubtedly increases the quality of its unique wines. Soft and warm notes provided by the proximity of the Mediterranean Sea and the cool contrasts of the Upper Penedès area.

The lowest temperatures in the region are in January, with an average of 7.70 ºC, and the top temperatures are in July, with an average of 22.90ºC. The average rainfall for the region is 514 l/m2, with the greatest amount of rain falling in the autumn.

This climate works perfectly with the permeable soil, providing a perfect mix for its fruits to give this area the necessary credentials for the production of excellent cavas and wines, the source of Montesquius’ products.

The hands

Experience carved in the hands of Vine Growers

 

Our strength resides in all those vine growers that day after day continue to care for their vines in an ancient, artisan, respectful and demanding manner. The furrows carved in their skin are the marks of tradition and of the effort of work carried out with love and patience. At Montesquius, we share every single moment of the process in order to always ensure the best possible results from each vine in our products.

 

 

Grape Varieties

The Generosity of the Land

 

The lands of the Penedès region, influenced by the sun and the sea, together with a mild and warm climate, provide a firm basis for traditional white varieties such as Xarel·lo and Macabeo and red ones such as Grenache, Tempranillo, Carignan and Mourvèdre. In Central Penedès, the place with the lowest temperatures, you can find common varieties such as Xarel·lo and Macabeo. Over time, the region has adopted foreign grape varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon and Merlot, among others.

In Upper Penedès, where altitudes of up to 800 metres are reached, the Parellada white grape variety has been grown since time immemorial.

The Upper and Lower Penedès regions are composed of land with Miocene, continental and marine sediments covered with Quaternary sediments; land composed of Triassic, Cretaceous and Oceanic materials make up the Prelitoral mountain range; and broken limestone is the predominating material in the Litoral mountain range area.

Such is the greatness of a land whose generous fruits enable Montesquius to produce its best cavas and wines.  

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